Original Features

King Kong Ain’t Got Nothing on These Denzel Washington Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff 6 days ago
He’s known all over the world as Denzel. But did you know Denzel Washington’s legal name is Denzel Washington Jr.? And his father, Denzel Washington Sr., pronounces his name differently than his son? (He goes by “DEN-zel,” not “den-ZELLE.”) That’s because Denzel Jr. is named after his father, but his father is actually named after the doctor who delivered him, a man named Dr. Denzel. That’s just one of the facts featured in the new episode of You Think You Know Movies!

Get Ready to Discover Some Amazing ‘Finding Dory’ Facts

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by Matt Singer 7 days ago
By now, Finding Dory is one of the biggest hits in the history of Pixar. But did you know it’s also one of the biggest animated movies of all time and one of the 50 highest grossing films of any kind ever? That’s just one of the facts we found in the depths of the internet for this new episode of You Think You Know Movies!

Stick Around For These ‘The Blair Witch Project’ Facts

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by Britt Hayes September 13, 2016 @ 3:55 PM
Released in 1999, The Blair Witch Project quickly became one of the most profitable independent films of all time. It wasn’t technically the first found footage horror film, but it’s still the most famous of the bunch. Everyone knows the Blair Witch name (and the names Heather, Josh and Mike), but did you know that directors Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick’s wildly successful horror flick didn’t even have a script? That’s just one of the facts featured in the last episode of You Think You Know Movies!

More Movies to Watch in September 2016: On Demand With ScreenCrush

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by Matt Singer September 13, 2016 @ 11:27 AM
We’ve got one of the biggest movies of the summer (or any summer!), with superheroes doing battle with each other instead of the bad guys, the sequel to one of the most popular comedies of the last decade, and Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes in a steamy film about love and betrayal amongst a rock star and her friends.

After You Watch These Bill Murray Facts You Will Receive Total Consciousness

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by Matt Singer September 1, 2016 @ 10:27 AM
By the late 1990s, Bill Murray was one of the biggest comedy stars in the world, commanding a salary per picture of about $9 million. But did you know when Murray agreed to star in Wes Anderson’s Rushmore, he made just $9,000, and when the studio refused to give Anderson the money he needed for a crucial helicopter shot, Bill Murray wrote a check to cover the costs. That’s just one of the facts featured in the last episode of You Think You Know Movies!

Movies to Watch in September 2016: On Demand With ScreenCrush

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by Matt Singer August 30, 2016 @ 3:27 PM
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How many times has this happened to you: You’re at home, bored, looking for something to watch. You try Netflix, but the movie selection isn’t great (or even good). There are a million viewing options at home and online, but how do you choose what to watch? Enter On Demand With ScreenCrush. Every two weeks, ScreenCrush Editor-in-Chief Matt Singer joins you to recommend three handpicked new titles you can watch at home right now from Movies on Demand. These are big new releases you won’t find streaming on Netflix, and the choices run the gamut from indie favorites, to major blockbusters, to insightful documentaries, and everything in between — all available with your remote.

You’ll Learn More Than the Bare Necessities With These ‘Jungle Book’ Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff August 30, 2016 @ 9:11 AM
Everyone knows that The Jungle Book, based on the classic Rudyard Kipling stories, is about a little boy living alone in the jungle with a bunch of animals. But did you know that Jon Favreau, director of this year’s live-action version of The Jungle Book, wanted his film to reflect man’s changing attitude toward nature? In Kipling’s time, Favreau said in an interview, “nature was something to be overcome. Now, nature is something to be protected.” That’s just one of the facts featured in the last episode of You Think You Know Movies!

Become the Chosen One With These Joss Whedon Facts

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by Matt Singer August 26, 2016 @ 5:57 PM
You probably know that Joss Whedon’s production company is named Mutant Enemy. But did you know where the name comes from? Whedon, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly is a huge fan of the prog rock group Yes, and he supposedly chose the title as a nod to the band and their song “And You and I.” That’s just one of the facts featured in the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

Become the Chosen One With These Joss Whedon Facts

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by Matt Singer August 25, 2016 @ 9:56 AM
You probably know that Joss Whedon’s production company is named Mutant Enemy. But did you know where the name comes from? Whedon, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly is a huge fan of the prog rock group Yes, and he supposedly chose the title as a nod to the band and their song “And You and I.” That’s just one of the facts featured in the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies!